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Center Divider play Deli CMJ show at The Delancey (Ground Floor) on 10.19

Sparse to the point of flirting with silence, or plodding on top of groove-less drums, all Center Divider’s songs have a very distinct signature in their pace. When in this sonic scenario the band introduces simple string or brass drones, or slow plucked parts, magic happens – see the song “Madam S”. The lead singer's dark vocals, reminiscent of Leonard Cohen and Morphine, are full of confidence and drowned in feelings (that perfectly suit the music) like acceptance and moderate hope. The band is scheduled to play the Tuesday 19 Deli CMJ party upstairs at The Delancey with Waking Lights, Mama Bear and Pearl and the Beard among others.

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The Woody Guthrie of Raunchy: Cock Lorge - live at Mercury on 10.13

Every Cock Lorge song is guaranteed to be as raunchy as Woody Guthrie is political. This reminds us what folk music’s all about: singing what the man tells you not to, or in this case what your mom tells you not to. It’s fresh to hear music that doesn't take itself too seriously and invites all it’s friends to play on the record. “The Leading Role,” a second release from Cock Lorge, is mostly a review of winners from their first album, “Rise.” The band forges their musical empire at Piano’s “Thank Cock It’s Friday” variety show every first Friday of the month. For a change of scenery, Cock Lorge will be hitting The Mercury Lounge on October 13. - Jenny Luczak

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New to the NYC scene: Blair plays CMJ with Beach Fossils

Blair is an interesting singer songwriter that recently moved to Brooklyn from the LA area - although she's originally from the south. Her songs are more than "just" folk songs, there's a dreamy quality to them that recalls the sound of mid 90s female fronted bands like Blake Babies and Belly, but also an often quirky experimental edge (did we ever tell you that we LOVE quirky?) The overall atmosphere of the tunes is rather soft, which suits Blair's warm, expressive voice, but the electronic and percussive arrangements add a playful touch to the tracks that makes them more interesting and enjoyable. This lady is gathering some buzz and this is not the only reason why you should check out her music. She has a bunch of very interesting CMJ shows planned, with Beach Fossils at The Rock Shop on 10.20 and Francis and the Lights at Mercury on 10.22.

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Xylos release new video for their single "Not Enough"

You hear people say that since MTV has become a regular TV channel, music videos aren't that important anymore. We respectfully disagree... if properly done, for music blogs like ours, they are a MUCH better way to present music than streaming mp3s. Check out this one by Xylos for the "Not Enough" - a beautiful pop song that may warm up your day.

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Suckers premiere video on IFC + tour with Yeasayer

We have been covering Suckers since they were a sparkle on their mothers' eyes - they weren't the fastest growing kid, but it was worth waiting for them... here's their first video, premiered on IFC.com!!! The band is currently on a US/Europe tour with Menomena first and Yeasayer after.

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